“Jeopardy!” fans seem to have just as much fun taking issue with the game show as they do watching it.
The latest example of this took place after Thursday night’s episode, one in which viewers accused the contestants of being unable to answer “easy” clues, making the show difficult to watch.
One of the clues read, “Going straight to HEL? Then you’re on a direct flight to this northern European country.”
Mayim Bialik has also received criticism for her hosting style. (Jeopardy!/Youtube)
Another contestant, Alicia, had some issues with figuring out the timing with her buzzer, causing her to not successfully buzz in until after the contestants’ intros were made, which made someone on Reddit wonder if this was a record for “the furthest a game has gone without one contestant successfully buzzing in.”
Perhaps the biggest issue of the night happened in “Final Jeopardy.”
The clue was “Centenarian ceramic artist Beatrice Wood helped inspire one of the main characters & narrator of this film from the 1990s.”
Another shared a similar sentiment, writing, “That had to be the easiest Final Jeopardy question in recent memory and all three contestants strike out on it? Wow. Just wow.”
“Jeopardy!” contestant Bryan answered the “Final Jeopardy” clue with “Ghost.” (Jeopardy!/Youtube)
Others believed that the issue was in the wording of the question.
“Horribly written clue,” they complained. “Erase ceramics and it’s possibly okay. Such a red herring. I would have also sarcastically written ghost.”
“@Jeopardy is now an unwatchable show,” another stated. “What happened? If it’s the writers strike, just pay them. Contestants can’t answer questions as they are structured like a puzzle. The winner walks away with 12 dollars. I want my half hour back.”